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dc.creatorGomez Ruiz, Alejandro
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dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: p. 46-48.en
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dc.description.abstractThe kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed esterification of triglycerides over immobilized lipase in n-hexane was investigated. The reaction kinetics were described in terms of a mechanism developed following the Langmuir-Hinshelwood-Hougen-Watson (LHHW) approach with surface reaction as the rate-controlling step. Sets of data obtained from batch experiments were used to determine the kinetic parameters. A good description of the esterification reaction by the suggested kinetic mechanism was achieved. The reaction was then run in a fixed bed flow reactor and the reactor performance was predicted using the batch reactor kinetics.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectchemical engineering.en
dc.subjectMajor chemical engineering.en
dc.titleEsterification kinetics of triglycerides in n-hexane catalyzed by an immobilized lipaseen
dc.typeThesisen engineeringen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

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